From: Wolf 359
I was not overly complaining, just stating the current situation. It is a long war. I have finally tracked down a Vipon commander. On several large missions (BC, bases) before I captured the Vipon CO, there were either Monsters or Robots. (names of enemies puposely not stated.) So, hard to get a Vipon CO when there are no Vipons! <grin>
As far as the original post/question is concerned, about shooting down BC, it is supposed to be hard. Just keep trying. Sometimes they are downed with just less than 50% damage, other times they leave the planet, and still others they make a landing somewhere (so, launch a transport ASAP!). If you keep trying and stay patient, it will happen.
(In my situation, it was 6 months before I shot one down, and that was pure luck since it was not too badly damaged. Also, no commanders there, I actually had a commander on a smaller ship mission afterwards. Until then, we tried, and had a few ground missions against landed BC. I also had to retake my 9th region twice, and had 2 bases fall, both of which we retook.)
Both stun grenades and rockets work well. Some aliens are harder to stun than others.
< Message edited by GalacticOrigins -- 5/14/2007 6:33:13 AM >